LSU doesn’t land a No. 1 class, but results matter more

By any standard, LSU’s National Signing Day was a mixed bag. Sure, the Tigers landed five-star corner Kristian Fulton, but that was just the cherry on top of a loaded defensive-back class at a position which already was a relative strength on the depth chart. Elsewhere, LSU lost out on key four-star linebacker Erick Fowler […]

Charlie Strong, Texas Make A Big Splash With National Signing Day Blitz

You don’t change the paradigm of a program on National Signing Day alone. Winning games between the lines, claiming titles, changing a team’s culture — that’s the stuff which remakes the program, or in Texas’s case, restores it. However, bringing in big-time talent is almost always the first step toward achieving the above goals. Texas […]

The Leash Grows Shorter For Les Miles At LSU

By the nature of the profession, it’s almost never pretty when the end comes for a legendary college coach, or even the very good ones who build and define their programs. The Tom Osborne moment in the 1998 Orange Bowl is rare. One need only to look at Gary Pinkel (a tumultuous season unlikely to end in […]

LSU-Ole Miss is a story of hellfire and passion

Even since our case study about LSU’s November swoon on Tuesday, the heat on Les Miles has ratcheted up considerably, with the Baton Rouge paper claiming he’s “coaching for his job” Saturday in Oxford. Like the LSU-Ole Miss rivalry needed any more fire. Championship aspirations are (likely) out the window for both teams on Saturday, but […]

With Lopsided Losses, LSU Turned Into Fool’s Gold This November

Unlike many sports that feature more scheduling balance or overall parity, college football reveals itself in November, the denouement of a season that can vary wildly month to month. While some teams seize on that truism and find an identity after early setbacks (see: Oklahoma, Washington State), the month often exposes as much as it […]